• PLTW Courses

  • Middle School Course (receives high school elective credit)

    80927B  Gateway to Technology – Design & Modeling/Automation & Robotics

    In this hands-on course, students learn how technology is used in engineering to solve everyday problems. This math, science, and technology integrated program relates technology to student’s daily lives. Design and Modeling will introduce students to the design process and use that process to show how solid modeling has influenced their lives. Students will also explore the history and development of automation and robotics while learning about structures, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. This mathematics, science and technology curriculum helps students develop and hone skills that enable them to enter high school with a foundation of the knowledge and skills necessary for success in pre-engineering. This is Plano ISD’s first “Project Lead The Way” course. PLTW is a nationally recognized program that promotes pre-engineering courses at the middle and high school/senior high level. Students will receive high school credit and high school grade points. This course may not be offered at all campuses. Please see the school counselor for more information.

    Grade Placement: 8

    Prerequisite: None

    Credit: 0.5 (1 semester)

  • High School/Senior High School Courses

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

  • Engineering Science

  • Digital Electronics (DE)

  • Aerospace Engineering (AE)

  • Engineering Design & Development (EDD)

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